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Reavis Falls HikeGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 09 2016
clairebear
Hiking13.80 Miles 3,169 AEG
Hiking13.80 Miles
3,169 ft AEG
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Reavis Falls has always been a top place I've wanted to check out for a few years. In spite a road closure we still made our way over there on Saturday morning where we enjoyed an incredibly scenic detour. Once we arrived at the trailhead we admired the views of snow covered Four Peaks and Goat Hill and then set off to see the falls. The Reavis Ranch trail started off dry but I started to notice little patches of snow that eventually turned into a blanket of snow covering the desert up to the saddle.

After we began our descent the snow turned to water and the trail was absolutely running in some spots. After we dropped into the canyon we made several wet and cold crossings that numbed the extremities. After a very long 3/4 of a mile though the canyon we reached the end and our destination. I would have liked to linger more at the base and admire the falls, but we were chilled from the wet creek crossings and the mist the falls were spraying on us didn't help. :)
After we made the wet walk back through the canyon we climbed up a little and had a late lunch break in the sun. It took a while to reach the falls due to the creek crossings and by the time we stopped for lunch it was almost 3PM. I was feeling a little anxious about the climb out, because uphill can be a real kick in the :pk: for me so I headed out early so I could tackle the uphill at comfy pace. I was happy to start seeing patches of snow because then I knew we were near the top, ( although by this time most of the snow had melted and the trail was pretty muddy). One back at the saddle we descended to Reavis Ranch Trail and cruised back to the trail head where we chatted with two other hikers at the trailhead who had also visited the falls that day.

I adore this area of the Eastern Supes and this was a great day with a fun group. It was nice to meet some new HAZ'ers and great to hike with Liz again ! Dogs were also very cute and did an awesome job despite the conditions. It was such a treat to have two weekends of snow in a row and this is the first time I've seen snow covering in the Superstition Wilderness~. I enjoyed this hike, but I also think I could have enjoyed a dryer version of this hike with less water lol :) Memorable day ~ Thanks Kyle for coming up with this one and driving!
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